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Losing The Orthodox Path - excerpt 1
Losing The Orthodox Path - excerpt 2
Losing The Orthodox Path - excerpt 3
Losing The Orthodox Path - excerpt 4

Giovanni Venosta, Roberto Musci, Massimo Mariani

Losing The Orthodox Path (Lp)

Label: Soave

Format: LP

Genre: Electronic

In stock

The fledgling imprint Soave is back from the depths with the reissue of Musci/Venoista obscure album from the mid 90s. Combining sounds of distant and historic cultures - Gregorian chant and field recordings of Orthodox monks praying on Mount Athos - looped with a mystical approach that resounds in a rich undulatory and dynamic minimalism.

Soave present a reissue of Roberto Musci, Giovanni Venosta, and Massimo Mariani's Losing The Orthodox Path, originally released in 1997. Color vinyl; edition of 300. "How does one describe such a supremely crafted tapestry of sound and composition when there is such a rich canvas of details to appreciate it? As a homage to ancient music, Musci, Venosta and Mariani blend a powerful undercurrent of otherwordly intrigue and mysticism throughout their structures, resulting in an emotionally engaging experience unlike any other CD recording I've encountered. Most of the real-time playing is placed alongside and distinctly from the computer world, creating both a stimulating, dynamic and crossover references. There is much originality to reward both close and repeat listens. This isn't jazz, nor improvised; in their words, Losing The Orthodox Path is an homage to ancient music, but through an electro-acoustic approach. Our jazz and/or rock souls do the rest." --Michael King

Personnel: Roberto Musci - sampler, prepared electric guitar, tapes, CD player, treatments, synthesizer, rain-stick; Giovanni Venosta - prepared piano, organ, spinet, voice, ocarina, mouth, percussion, Jew's harp, sampler, synthesizer, tubes, digital percussion, pandaa (zither from Burkina Faso); Massimo Mariani - digital treatments & FX, voix, electronics, electric guitar, detuned acoustic guitar, harmonica, mouth, tapes, digital glockenspiel, mandolin, double bass, sampler, valiha (zither from Madagascar); Sandro Cerino - baritone, soprano and alto saxophones, contrabass clarinet; Moni Ovadia - Greek chant; Silvia Mandolini - violin; Roberto Zanisi - darbukas; Ciaccio De Rossi - violin; Cesare Picco - fake muted trumpet sound produced using mouth; Liliana Bancolini - voice; Laura Pone - voice; Amelie Gerson - voice and flute; Didier Aschour - voice.   

Cat. number: SV 25
Year: 2020

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